As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Puerto Rico latest
On his visit to Puerto Rico, U.S. President Donald Trump downplays the effects of Hurricane Maria, complains about the cost of the relief effort — and expresses strong approval of himself. 

Las Vegas counsellor
In the aftermath of the shooting in Las Vegas, help for survivors in mourning and shock is desperately needed — and our guest was one of many counsellors and therapists to respond. 

Bentham head 
The head of the late philosopher Jeremy Bentham, who died in 1832, is set to go on display this fall at University College London — just as he requested before his death. 

Part Two

Gay Syrian
After nearly two years of paperwork and anxiety, a gay Syrian refugee's application is finally approved — but, after his sudden death, a friend is wondering why the Canadian government didn't push to bring him here sooner. 

Tom Petty obit 
Anyone with a radio has spent hours with Tom Petty — but our guest's time with the late rock star yielded a book, a friendship and a deeper understanding of the hard work that went into his dozens of hits.

Part Three

Egypt band
At a concert in Cairo, Egypt, fans unfurl the pride flag and are promptly rounded up and charged — horrifying the lead singer of the band that was playing. 

Nobel winner
What makes us tick. We'll get hold of one of three scientists who won this year's Nobel Prize for Medicine, for their research on the nature of the body's fascinatingly precise internal clock.